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Architect Kengo Kuma's Plans For The Portland Japanese Garden

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

Internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma will transform Portland’s Japanese Garden into a stunning, one-of-a-kind village.

Disjecta Announces Artists For 2016 Biennial

OPB | Feb. 03, 2016

Thirty-four artists will exhibit in Portland and across Oregon for the 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art this July.

Oregon Historical Photo: Celebrating Oregon's Statehood

OPB | Feb. 01, 2016

Oregon celebrates its 157th birthday on Feb. 14. But the journey to become the 33rd state in the Union was tumultuous.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Young Mark Rothko And Family

OPB | Jan. 25, 2016 6 a.m.

Markus Rothkowitz was just 10 years old when he and his family arrived in Portland from Latvia in 1913.

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Tiny House, Meet Roving Caravan: Olympia's Zyl Vardos

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016 12:03 p.m.

Taking design inspiration from drops of dew, fortune cookies and Noah's ark, carpenter Abel Zimmerman Zyl pounds artistic whimsy into every inch of his tiny house caravans.

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The Unexamined River Isn't Worth Fishing

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016 11:33 a.m.

Fly fishing expert Amy Hazel shows us how much we don't know about fly fishing and how hard it would be to learn.

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How A Locked Bathroom Helped Portland Get The Trail Blazers

OPB | Jan. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

At a meeting of NBA owners in 1970, a staunch supporter of Portland receiving an expansion team locked himself in a bathroom until a group led by Portlander Harry Glickman could secure a letter of credit.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Destruction Of A Synagogue

OPB | Jan. 18, 2016 6 a.m.

Before urban renewal in the 1960s brought development and a freeway, South Portland was a diverse neighborhood whose immigrant populations included Sephardic Jews.

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At Meier & Frank, The Customer Was Always Right

OPB | Jan. 17, 2016 3:32 p.m. | Portland

For 149 years, the Meier & Frank name was synonymous with style and class for Portland residents.

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Good Guys Win: Comics Artist Ibrahim Moustafa

OPB | Jan. 17, 2016 8 a.m.

After a big 2015 finale to his mountaineering thriller, "High Crimes," Moustafa is back with a special issue of DC's "Doctor Fate."

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Dandy Warhols On Playing, Touring With David Bowie

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016 11:15 a.m.

The Portland band recalls being the first to share Bowie's stage since Lou Reed and the last band to tour Europe with him.

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Half-Blind Enterpise Artist Paints In Vivid Color

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016 9:14 a.m.

82-year-old Bob Fergison came to painting late in life, but you can’t tell from his colorful, expressive depictions of nudes and boxers in his show at the Josephy Center.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Menashe Shoes

OPB | Jan. 11, 2016 6 a.m.

Jewish immigrant Nessim Menashe arrived in the US in 1909 and traveled to the Pacific Northwest soon after. By 1914, he had established this small shop in NW Portland.